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JAM On The Marsh Returns To Light Up The South Coast

JAM on the Marsh returns to Romney Marsh from 6th – 16th July with its most exciting and ambitious programme to date with 12 concerts, 5 exhibitions and 5 theatre performances, alongside children’s events, poetry recitals and churches tours, including many free events. Westminster Abbey organist, Daniel Cook, takes over as Festival Curator; in his amazing line-up there really is something for everyone to love!
Bring a chair, a rug and watch Hamlet performed by the highly-acclaimed Changeling Theatre under the vast
Marsh sky. Sabotage Theatre, gives 3 performances of its new production, The Looker, and runs a puppet making workshop.
BBC Singers (c) Mark Allan

BBC Singers (c) Mark Allan

Musical events span from early music specialists, Sounds Baroque to toe-tapping jazz from the David Rees-Williams Trio, via the BBC Singers and the London Mozart Players. Radio 3 will broadcast the world premiere of Voices of Vimy, remembering the fallen at WW1 Battle of Vimy Ridge, where Canada suffered its greatest losses. Performed by the BBC Singers and cellist Jamie Walton, this concert will also feature sensational works by Elgar and Tavener. One of the UK’s finest chamber orchestras, The London Mozart Players, perform Albinoni’s Adagio and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and the Mousai Singers will give an entrancing performance of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Vaughan Williams.
The festival concludes with a vibrant concert of Latin American groove for cello and guitar.
Bring your family along to our mini festival especially designed for the children: make a story based around the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway and The Railway Children with Bounce Theatre, ‘come and play’ your instrument with Festival Curator, Daniel Cook, let bugs roam over their hands and create masks of the bugs they have met! Hear Peter and the Wolf performed by the Magnard Ensemble.
Magnard Ensemble

Magnard Ensemble

Five stunning free exhibitions run throughout the festival; world-renowned John Doyle’s watercolours from Romney Marsh to Red Square, Jillian Bain Christie’s works of Romney Marsh made mainly from ripped-up stamps and
local photographer Susan Pilcher’s stunning exhibition of Marsh landscapes at night. Award-winning photographer, Tristan Fewings, turns his amazing eye inland for part two of his captivating exhibition.
Following this year’s mentorship of The Marsh Academy students by Tristan and Justin Sutcliffe, be impressed by these photographic stars of the future. Gawain Douglas, Joanna Slater Jonty Driver perform an afternoon of Shakespeare’s songs; mysterious, hilarious, magical, thoughtful, thought-provoking, funny, witty and wise. Jonty also recites The Journey Back about his return visit to South Africa after thirty years of exile. Hear Bach’s 6 superb cello suites performed by Anita Strevens in two Marsh churches, with fascinating insights into the medieval buildings by the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust, and a good pub lunch. Alternatively hop on our festival bus to enjoy a full day’s 4 churches tour with the Trust.
Michal Rogalski & Michael Poll

Michal Rogalski & Michael Poll

The festival bus will run every day from Folkestone to each event for just £1 return journey.
Join us for JAM on the Marsh.
Full details and tickets are at www.jamconcert.org
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